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Tetrobol of Amphipolis with head of Apollo

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Obverse: Head of Apollo laureate to left; hair in short curls; border of dots. Reverse: Torch within laurel wreath tied below; square incuse. Inscription in Greek. (See media screen for Greek inscription.)

Provenance

By date unknown: Moore Collection; 1889: Moore Sale, Cat. Sotheby, no. 206 (according to Regling and Brett); by date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 553); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 390–370 B.C.

Mint

Amphipolis, Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0541.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.33 gm.

Accession Number

04.662

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins